Game Informer wasn’t blown away by every aspect of the game, but overall it’s easy to see the sheer amount of effort and craftsmanship that went into the game. This is a racing experience that racing fans should not miss.
I'm going to use manual gears for the first time in any racer I played, my friends are pros and I don’t want to lag too far behind.
using a wheel?
@ rampant Are you lost? seems your in the wrong article.
*Looks at the 9/10* *Looks at kinect reviews* O_O *Puts on glasses and looks again* Am I missing something?
To get the best experience from GT 5, you better get the wheel, so your friends don't have much of an advantage over you! If you are a serious racer... especially for a GT game... the wheel is a must!
@ Rampant The PS3 doesn't need rescuing.
What does the 9/10 have to do with gt5s metacritic score. Dance Central got above 9/10 from Gameinformer.
Yeah, let's all listen to reviewers, the same people who when previewed the game started crashing into walls and driving backwards (Y)
If the reviewer(s) doesn't use a 3d tv or a decent steering wheel, then their review is incomplete. Its like a reviewer writing a Halo Reach review and only playing the single player campaign. Fortunately I have GT5,3D & a G27. It is unparalleled by any other game I have ever played. I just tried playing it with the dualshock & in 2D a few minutes ago and it such a step down, I couldn't believe it was the same game. It goes from a 9.5 down to an 8 when its extra features are removed. If you have the money and you are interested in cars and/or video games, I would strongly advise you to invest.
@rampant really dude really is that the best that you can come up with. That it has the same score as a kinect game and alan wake so the playstation needs saving. Its obvious which system you prefer cause its clear that you have no idea about the line up the PlayStation has and whats coming.
Destroy his bubble count, thats the only way losers like him learn.
You have to understand that 360 Kinect game are rated with much lower standards.
@ jony yea... he should review it for the 1% of the population with enough money to buy a brand new 3d HDTV and a racing wheel instead of the 99% of the population that's going to be playing it like a normal person...
Now this is a F'ing review not like the IGNorant fools who I swear no nothing about good gaming.
@ The Lazy One: Polyphony spent time & money implementing steering wheel support & 3D features in GT5. Not everyone that owns a PS3 or an Xbox 360 plays online, why then do a lot of reviewers spend over 50% of their time reviewing the multiplayer online aspects of the game? If a review is supposed to cover all features available in a game, then why leave important aspects that heavily affect gameplay and experience. Obviously judging by the agrees and disagrees on my previous comment, there is far more people who are playing GT in 3D & with a steering wheel than your random guess of 1%. Unfortunately I can never afford a Buggati Veyron, but GT5 in 3D, is the closest I'll ever get to it. Try 3D at home before you bash it.
@ jony I'm not bashing 3d. I'm saying it doesn't make sense to review for the 1% of people who will have hardware nobody else will have access to.
GTs are slow burner sellers, GT3 sold over 14.5 million copies over it's lifetime on the the PS2. GT5 will continue to sell till whenever GT6 comes out. By the GT6 comes out 3D will probably be as standard, so every gamer can afford it. So gaming sites (who can afford it) should review it in 3D, so in a year or 2's time people can see whether if it is worth getting GT5 for it's 3D aspects. The large gaming sites (i.e. IGN,Gamespot,Gametrailers ect.) make massive profits every year. They can easily afford to purchase a 3D TV's for reviewers. Reviewing GT5 in 3D isn't just a benefit for people who bought into it early, it's for people new to the technology a year down the line.
guess my copy will be here monday
If I were a gaming reviewer ill give this game a perfect 10/10 why because is my first gran turismo game and I'm loving it (I was a cod fan) but now I can play this game all day and the multiplay is awesome, I don't know why these other sites give it a lower score when this game is a hell of a lot of fun. Get the game first and then criticize it. ( sorry if my English is bad)
"If I were a gaming reviewer ill give this game a perfect 10/10 why because is my first gran turismo game and I'm loving it " what if you were a reviewer that played it 5 times before (including prologue)...
Good point you got there and to be honest I don't care at they review the game after 5 or 6 years instead one every year like forza or halo or maybe cod. They might not like the game since nowadays people only love shooter games in the Americas but still gran turismo is back and that all that matters my score 11/10
Isnt there an Official GT5 steering wheel ? I must google for it!
Will pick my copy up in about an hour :) Can't wait......I am having a little Deja Vu feeling from when I grabbed my very first dual shock controller and the 1st Gran Turismo so long ago,......was blown away....sure it will be the same today :) ... As far as the reviews go....I wouldn't take any of them too seriously.....what you have to understand, especially regarding the Metacritic site, is that there are way too many $50 "Joe Shmoe : website-in-a-box" sites out there that effect the average score. This game will be amazing, it will sell well and fans (and those missing the MBMS-Zealot gene) will love it. What does MBMS mean? :) well the MB means Mouth-Breathing....how's that for some Sony bias :)
I don't get why people crying about 9/10. Last time I'd checked that's a very very good score. But this don't add up halo odst got a 9.25 and black ops same as gt5, that just tell you a story. But idc tho cause I'm sure as helll know ima enjoy this classic game.
Its more like people crying cause games that are buggy / glitchy as hell, or the devs drop day 1 DLC, or are like 5 hour games, get 9.5s and 10s.
Anyone worried? Yeah, all you need to know is that it's Gran Turismo. I'm playing it now and I am loving it. If you love Gran Turismo, you will love this.
I'm worried. Worried that I didn't preorder and they might not have stock during lunch :P
Batsmoke you may be right in your trolling ways. People who have never played a Gran Turismo game may be disappointed because they were expecting more action and crashes. Although you are not accounting for the over 10 million GT fans that are going to love this game because it's true to the series.
lunch? ...lol ^^ funny mistake where you hungry when writing this?
Sadly i have to wait till after college, thinking of skipping Film class just to pick this up. Pretty much sums it up Pirate. No way is the game a fail, If you love GT games you will most likely love this.
I have to wait till Saturday :( My Girlfriend preordered it but I aint seeing her till then.. And when I do see her...We have to go to some family bullshit which gives me an even longer delay...Baaaad times.
Give her a quicky and then off to the game!!!
If you're a car enthusiast you will love GT5. If you're a 15 year old fan kid who doesn't know a damn thing about cars, you will love Forza 3's rewind.
Exactly and it's not just 15 year olds... Racing enthusiasts can be any age. I fell in love with this game when it first released in 1997. I think the same can be true for people of any age who have a true love of cars. Now the people who think putting a loud muffler on a Honda with 110 hp can stick with Forza.
I was around 15 when I played GT3 a-spec and I didn't whine and complain about how hard it was but todays kidz with tha textin' and tha jelloooooo (bill cosby)
I'm a car enthusiast and I hate GT5 and Forza 3. I prefer real driving to either of the horribly unrealistic simulators. Current video games just can not do justice to actual racing, which is why I prefer arcade racers to simulators.
The insecurity on show is ridiculous. Let the game do the talking, we don't need you here attempting to patronise Forza fans.
GT5 is good, but seriously, you don't have to use rewind option if you don't want to. Just slam straight into a wall (with all helper turn off) and see if you can continue on racing. Seriously dude, don't need more trash talking back and forth. Both game are good racing sim. And i don't think you are anymore mature then the 15 year old kid either. If you are around 30 or so, you definetly need to grow up faster man.
I got word that my copy wont arrive until tommorow :( All I know is the game is going to be phenomenal, I managed to bag a g25 wheel for £60 just for this game. so excited.
gameinformer gave it a 9 oh god the world is over.
Why? I'm 4 hours into the game and that's the score I would give it so far. I've seen some 8.5 scores and, while I don't agree with them, I respect them. Anything below that is disgustingly unfair and reveals double standards considering the free pass that seems to be conceded to other franchises. The fact is that GT5 isn't a game for your average gamer and not everyone will like it. It's a game for car lovers.
i agree, have been playing it since half 9 this morning, still not even seen a fraction of what the game offers, all i can say is if you are a gt fan then this is what you have been waiting for.
Ya. bots are gana cancel their gi mags. and all their reviews of ps3 games will be biased
That is a great review, games are rarely perfect so I think a 9.5/10 would have been more adjustable.
You obviously don't get Gameinformer in the mail. They hand out 9's like it's nothing. Dead Rising 2 got a 9, Saints Row 2 got a 9, Fable 3 a 9, The Sims 3 a 9, DJ Hero 2 a 9.5, PE Soccer 2011 a 9, Rockband 3 a 9.25. Not saying not one of those games deserves those scores, but a high score from GI isn't really saying much. Unless they gave it a 10, because i can't think of a game off the top of my head Gameinformer gave a 10 to. @Cloudberry - You would be correct, I just checked. My main point, is when he said this "games are rarely perfect" So if he's assuming the game is or nearly perfect because of the 9, he might be disappointed as GI hands out 9's a lot.
. Game Informer gave God Of War III a perfect 10 / 10.
God of War III is the most epic thing ever made. It deserved 10's across the board.
HAHA leaving this here lol http://n4g.com/news/417902/...
Sackdude You just owned this idiot T9X69. So I guess if GI gives out 9 nice crazy and Forza 3 only was able to get an 8.5 then it must be shit. Right T9X69? That IS your logic here with your trolling right?
Actually...Dead Rising 2 got a 9.5,also this year StarCraft 2 got a 10, last year only Uncharted 2 got a 10 and the year before that GTA4 & MGS4 got a 10.(If I remember correctly)
I dont think you know this, but.... you're a troll. Just wanted to let you know
I have to wait 6 more hours to play :(
It's a shame GI started being more strict with their reviews earlier this year. They didn't give Heavy Rain or Mass Effect 2 10's either. What the frick?!?
Heavy Rain was given 9.5, you're seriously complaining about a 0.5 difference? :P
Lol Heavy Rain doesn't even deserve a nine. It is one of the silliest games ever made. I still like it though. I don't feel like God of War III should have got a ten either. There are way better action games out that scored lower.
I haven't played ME2 so can't comment, but I personally am not surprised they didn't give Heavy Rain a 10 as I don't feel it deserved it.
I need a steering wheel for this...
I'll come right out and say it. Not having a cockpit view for all cars is extremely disappointing.
sitting down to get stuck into GT mode and realising headtracking doesn't work at ALL is gutting seeing as its perfect in arcade mode. edit: Who knows, damage has clearly taken up the majority of time since GT5P, and it makes sense its a huge addition to the franchise and its mechanical effects are incredible but ur right some of it has been second thought.
It's kind of surprising. I haven't played it yet but there seems to be a severe lack of polish from a company I have come to expect nothing but high levels of polish. nycredude...yeah it's called literacy. I have seen multiple reviews and there seems to be an underlying theme (lack of polish). I wouldn't expect the same amount of objectivity from a fanboy though.
BeaArthur "I haven't played it" you seem to know a lot about everything even though you haven't played it.
forza is nowhere near gt5 leauge gt5 is on anotther level plus forza is an arcade racer i played this game today and guess what it makes forza look like a master system game
People like you give GT a great name.
Looking good I'd say.
So screen tearing, horrible scenery, severly impaired online, long load times, and it still gets 9/10?
you are have no clue what you are talking about,.. bro,.. you obviously haven't played the game,..
Guys what is the name of that sound track ,.. I am a big bad wolf,.. that was in one of the GT trailers,.. I cannot find it in gt music,..
Trust me the game is a 9-9.5 no more than that for professional reviewers of today standards (the metrosexual reviewers). However, for core GT fans, and gamers that have been playing GT since GT1 on the PS1, GT5 is a perfect 10/10. I got my copy this morning and im just about ready to call out sick to avoid work today.
(the metrosexual reviewers). Man you hit the nail right on the head. I cant stand half of those fairies that most people on here would consider accountable and trust worthy gaming journalist. Most of them only started gaming when they were half way through college and the only jobs they could find in writing were through these bullshit gaming media outlets.
Yeah i hear ya. They are just running a business and trying to look pretty doing it, so great games be damned, i'm a half man looking for attention in hopes that ill be a recognized gaming/facebook celebrity one day. But in all fairness IGN have be dogging a lot of games lately, check their reviews for all the major games that was released this month. The most they have given is 8.5's. This must be their PMS month or something. We should know better by now also, major review outlets like IGN are tabloid like media entertainment hubs so take their opinion with a grain of salt.